Northamptonshire County Youth Orchestra

The orchestra is a school aged ensemble that meets weekly in term time. There are currently 130 young people aged 13-18 in the orchestra.

Northamptonshire County Youth Orchestra

Membership is subject to annual audition, and the orchestra is one of thirty plus central ensembles offering a pyramid of quality youth arts activities under the banner of the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust.

The trust is a charitable organisation that, with funding from the Arts Council, local councils, schools and the community, supports young people within the Northamptonshire area to engage in a wide range of high level arts activity. The orchestra has recently returned from a very successful tour of Northern Italy and is delighted to be performing one of its favourite pieces here this evening.

The orchestra will perform Respighi’s The Pines of Rome, one of his most durably popular works. The piece is set in four adjoining sections, The Pines of the Villa Borghese, The Pines Near a Catacomb, The Pines of the Janiculum and The Pines of the Appian Way and the orchestra will perform excerpts from the sections and the finale.

Conductor : Peter Dunkley
Off-stage Brass Ensemble Director : Paul Truman

Age range of performers: 13-18

Performing:
The Pines of Rome -Respighi
Pomp & Circumstance March No 1 - Elgar

Northamptonshire County Youth Orchestra

Tuesday

Fourtissimo Watch Fourtissimo

This percussion quartet from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire spoke to Welsh harpist Claire Jones about performing at the Royal Albert Hall

Bells Angels Watch 

Bells Angels

Bells Angels are a unique handbell group comprising of students from Carew Manor School in Wallington, Surrey. They spoke to Claire Jones before their Royal Albert Hall debut.